Africa Innovate Conference 2018

Digitization for Inclusive Growth


The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club is proud to announce the 8th MIT Africa Innovate Conference at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA on April 7th, 2018. 

The annual Africa Innovate Conference is a unique and intimate forum that brings together leading entrepreneurs and change-agents from across the African continent. The conference attracts over 350 business leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, students, professors, and<br />alumni, all with strong interests in Africa. 

The theme for this year is “Digitization for Inclusive Growth”. With this theme, the conference will explore digitization and its role in transforming the way we live and conduct business across Africa. Through a series of keynotes, panels, and workshops, the conference will unpack the lessons from and future of digital transformation on the continent. The conference will also include a Career & Innovation Expo for attendees to network for jobs across Africa.

Register HERE today! Student rates and Group discounts are available. We look forward to seeing you there!

8:00-9:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:30 AM – MIT Welcome Address
9:30-10:00 AM – Opening Keynote 
10:15-11:30 AMPower & Energy Panel | Healthcare Panel | Design Thinking Workshop by IDEO 11:30-1:00 PM – Lunch
1:10-2:25 PMInvestment in Growth Panel | Urbanization & Infrastructure Panel | Solveathon Challenge (12:45-2:30pm) by MIT SOLVE
2:35-3:50 PMFinancial Inclusion Panel | Education & the Future of Work Panel | Rapid Prototyping Workshop by Martin Trust Center 
4:00-5:00 PM – Closing Keynotes & Q+A
5:00-7:00 PM –  Career & Innovation Expo (cocktails will be served)
10:00-2:00 AM –  Conference After Party


Apr 7, 2018: 8:00 - 19:00
OrganizerMIT Sloan Africa Business Club
Website Visit website
Location MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Sector agnostic